Skøyen

Coordinates: 59°55′19.513″N 10°41′1.8996″E / 59.92208694°N 10.683861000°E / 59.92208694; 10.683861000

Skøyen is a neighborhood of Oslo, Norway. It is located in the western part of the city, in the borough of Ullern.[1] The district has an increasing share of business activities, a development started in the 80s.

Aerial photography of Skøyen
Skøyenparken in Skøyen

Skøyen is the site of Skøyenparken which surrounds Skøyen Manor (Søndre Skøyen). This estate was owned and developed by Nicolay August Andresen, chairman of Andresens Bank. [2]

The name "Skøyen" comes from Old Norse Skǫðin, of unknown etymology. Skøyen is connected to downtown Oslo through The Skøyen Line (tram) and Skøyen Station (train).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Knut Are Tvedt. "Skøyen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Trond Gram. "Andresens Bank A/S". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016.